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2 hours ago, Linsuesue said:

Spirit class is our absolute favorite. You haven’t lived until you have stayed in a deck 4 Vista View cabin, formerly called aft-wraps. We have done the Spirit twice to Alaska and twice on the Miracle to Mexico. In October we are going on the Miracle one last time before the Panorama takes her place.  I hate any ship layout that plops the dining room and kitchen in the middle of the ship. The Spirit Class are so walkable end to end. Now, if Carnival would add a Thallosotherapy pool, like they have on the Splendor, I would be one thrilled camper!


I am a big fan of Spirit class ships. The only reason why I give a slight nod to Dream class ships is the thermal suite and especially the thalassotherapy pool. 

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On 8/18/2019 at 9:58 AM, hotsauce126 said:

So I just got off the Miracle and I've never been more satisfied with a Carnival cruise. After my cruise on the Breeze in May I was pretty sure I was done with Carnival, but as long as they keep a Spirit class ship in Tampa I'll keep sailing on those at least. Compared to the Breeze:


-The ship was way, way less crowded. Never had trouble finding a lounger, never waited in long lines, and didn't even have to arrive too early for the comedy club. 

-The Serenity is the best in the fleet and a great use of the aft pool area

-There's so much more open deck space per person than on the Breeze

-The service was much friendlier and faster, with more staff per passenger

-There weren't sales pitches for the fun shops, casino, spa, etc every 5 minutes like on the breeze

-I think Frankie is a better CD than Schwartz

-Getting on and off in the ports is a lot faster since there's less people overall on the ship


I just wanted to share my experience since I've seen a lot of the same complaints that I had about the Breeze on the other newer/refurb ships like the Horizon, Sunrise, etc

All good? Not for us,,,,,there really is no all great!

We hated the vibration in the rear of the ship, felt it in our deck 5 OV and in the rear dining area! 

We also didn't like that there was only 1 dining room!

We did like the set up of the buffet.

This class is our least favorite of the Carnival ships!

We'd chose a 5 day Paradise over a 7 day Miracle out of Tampa, and have several times!

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Have sailed on all four Spirit Class ships and without a doubt these are my favorites. A "Goldilocks" size in my opinion.


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We love the Spirit class, just the right size for us and they have a great layout. 

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We are sailing on the Spirit in Alaska July 2020 and have some questions....  we sailed Alaska on the Legend in 2016, had a balcony room, but I can't remember if there was a fridge in the room.  That trip it didnt' really matter, but this trip I need to travel with meds that must be kept refrigerated.  So fridge in balcony rooms?  


We are also thinking of doing the Legend out of Tampa this coming Feb but haven't booked yet.  Still deciding.  The Legend has been upgraded since we were on it, adding Guys, Iguana, Alchemy, etc.  In Alaska it didn't really matter, you are on shore doing excursions almost every day.  We had a fantastic time and I agree the ship never felt crowded at all.  We have just done the Vista our last 2 cruises and I am totally sick of crowds and noise that comes with 4k people.  





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